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The Gilbert Inn

3.0 of 5 341 Beach Drive, Seaside, OR 97138-5707
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hillsboro, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the special ambiance of this 19th century home in Seaside. It has retained all the character of a bygone era. Our room was called the turret room, with a rounded window that overlooked two sides of the street. The four poster bed, comfy chairs and old style paintings created a very comforting and relaxing retreat that we... More 

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Rainier, Oregon
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gilbert Inn is an older property cheek-by-jowl with some of the ugliest modern high-rises on the Oregon Coast. It is a charming old Victorian (I think) mansion that has been converted into an inn. If you like older amenities, early 20th-century charm, and creaky floors (not that bad an item), this is your night's stay in Seaside. As some... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent Valentines Day weekend at the Gilbert Inn and had a wonderful time! this historic home is superb and the rooms are well appointed. Step's from the beach and downtown Seaside made our stay even more enjoyable! we definitely will be back to the Gilbert Inn!!

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to relax and enjoy the comfort of a fireplace, cookies, fruit, & hot tea, then this is a great place for you! The staff was professional and accommodating. We shopped, ate wonderful Italian food at Nonni's and got into the holiday spirit viewing the Seaside Christmas Parade! See can't wait to plan another trip to the Gilbert... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very nice, off season night in the Turret Room. Very beautiful and well care for old inn. Fresh made cookies last night with hot chocolate was perfect. We agree the high-rise hotels that surround the Gilbert are unfortunate, but what is inside is what counts and our room was lovely. Comfortable bed, private bath, coffee chairs. All in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a quaint little place in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Think B&B with out the breakfast. There was a bit of history throughout the place - a nice converted Victoria mansion, with pictures of the founders and some old timey feeling notions throughout the common areas. The room was clean and comfy with a bit... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We spent two nights at the Gilbert Inn on our visit to Seaside. As other reviews have stated, it is full of character, history, and charming decor. The location is fantastic.... a five minute walk to the main street and all the shops and restaurants.... a two minute stroll to the beach and board walk. We had an amazing view... More 

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Watsonville, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Felt compelled to share the good feelings I get when thinking of my stay. Very charming old style lobby, staff that was polite and courteous and 'themed' rooms that were very clean and comfortable. Very centrally located and one block from the beach. I have not stopped recommending it to people looking for that unique and special getaway.

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I'll admit it: I found this place by accident. I get to Seaside a lot and already have my favorites. But they were offering a great price for a Tuesday-Wednesday - and they were only a block from the ocean. Their website looked terrific, so I took the chance. Wow. What a find! This restored Inn is stunning. Well appointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The staff was friendly, the town is lovely, the location is fantastic, and the history is palpable. The only thing I wish I could change would be making my stay longer. There were cookies in front of a fire in the lobby as well as a sun room with books and games. I was there for a romantic getaway, but... More 

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Address: 341 Beach Drive, Seaside, OR 97138-5707
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gilbert Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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